Alumni Reunion Weekend

For alumni of the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy
& the Graduate Studies Program

September 17-18, 2021

Reunion invitations entitled "Living the Legacy" are in the mail or may have already arrived.

The reunion schedule is available below. Review this and then you may register online, by phone or by mailing your registration form in.

For questions or to register by phone, call the Alumni Office at 402-559-4385 during business hours Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m (CDT).

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We can host a safe reunion in light of the recent pandemic, by working together.  
COVID-19 guidelines will be in place and will be communicated to all registrants, as the event draws near.

Hotel Information
Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District - 222 N. 10th Street

Our hotel room block is currently full. We are working on alternative options. There are still rooms available at this hotel, just not at our room-block rate. To make a reservation by phone, call 1-844-696-3779 or book online.

Transportation Information
The Alumni Office will provide shuttle transportation to and from the hotel to campus on Friday for a nominal fee. Saturday transportation is up to each individual. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport and within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.

Reunion Schedule

Thursday, September 16
5:00 - 6:30 PM

Arrival Meet & Greet with the UNMC Alumni Association
Burdock & Bitters, Marriott Downtown/Capitol District

Friday, September 17
10 AM - 6:30 PM

Shuttle service will be provided on a 20-minute loop to and from the hotel to campus.
Advanced registration required; $5/person for the weekend.

10:30 - 11:15 AM Hospitality Room in the brand-new Wigton Heritage Center
(behind, to the west, of Bennett Hall)
10:30 - 11:30 AM

College of Nursing History Museum open with the opportunity to visit with a current nursing student and 50-year Nursing Oral History Taping (Classes of 1970 & 1971)

For nurses interested in participating in the taping, contact Audrey Nelson at anelson@unmc.edu or 402-559-6568. If you live in the local area or have transportation provided by local alumni and would like to come and be interviewed earlier that morning, as early as 9 AM, we can coordinate that to accommodate you. Otherwise, the UNMC Alumni Office’s reunion weekend shuttle will begin at 10 AM and will have you on campus around 10:20. 

11:15 - 11:45 AM

Lunch Check-in
Truhlsen Campus Events Center foyer, 1st level, Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Welcome Back Lunch: UNMC on the Frontlines
Featuring UNMC expert speakers on Global Health Security
Advanced registration required; $20/person.

1:15 - 3:30 PM Campus Tours (to dismiss from the Truhlsen Campus Events Center foyer)
Advanced registration required. Below are possible tour locations.
  • Walking Tour
  • Tour in a Classroom
3:00 - 3:45 PM UNMC Center for Drug Discovery and Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences Education Tour
Advanced registration required.
3:30 - 4:00 PM Break in activities to transition to the Alumni Awards Reception
Guests may sign in for the reception in the Truhlsen Events Center foyer.
3:30 - 4:00 PM Meet & Greet with Dermatology Program Director Dr. Ashley Wysong
Truhlsen Campus Events Center foyer, 1st level, Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education
Advanced registration required.
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Living the Legacy Alumni Celebration & Awards Reception
Featuring award presentations and the Half-Century Club Induction Ceremony
Advanced registration required; $30/person.

Saturday, September 18

Guests on their own:

  • Nebraska Cornhusker Football Game vs. Oklahoma - 11 AM (away game) on FOX
  • Honor year class parties held around Omaha; multiple locations (none on campus)
    • Advanced registration required. Price varies by party.





Class Parties
Planning is underway for the classes listed below. Thank you to the volunteers who stepped forward to help plan the class parties listed. The parties are only possible thanks to your leadership!

More information will be shared with specific classes as it is confirmed.

Profession Year Date/Time Location Details Class Leaders
Medicine 1961

Sat. Sept. 18

5:30 PM

Society 1854 at the Marriott Downtown Capitol District

222 N. 10th Street

$30/person for dinner & cash bar Joel Johnson
Medicine 1966

Sat. Sept. 18

5:30 PM

Gorat's Steak House

(in a small party room)

4917 Center St.

Order off the menu; pay on your own Pat Clare
Medicine 1970

Friday, Sept. 17

6:15 PM Reception
& 7 PM Dinner

Anthony's Steakhouse

7220 F. Street

 $35/person for dinner & cash bar Bill Bennett, Tom Tintsman, Nick Vondrak, Lowell Harvey, Ken Peters, LeMoyne Johnson, Tom Griffin & Dave Samson
Medicine 1971

Sat. Sept. 18

5:30 PM

The Gallery at the Marriott Downtown Capitol District

222 N. 10th St.

 $60/person for dinner, a beverage & cash bar Jay Moore, Robert Cochran, Bruce Staats, Ken Shaffer, Rich Martin & John Baldwin
Medicine 1975

Was held on June 4th

Via Zoom  - Mike Westcott
Medicine 1980/1981

Sat. Sept. 18
4 PM

Dr. Carol Drake's Home $15/person in advance Carol Drake & Christine (Chris) Webster
Medicine 1986

Sat. Sept. 18

6 PM

Castle Barrett

4330 Leavenworth St.

$30/person for dinner & cash bar Dorothy Zink, Kathy Morse, Vanessa McKenzie, & Sherrill Murphy
Medicine 1991

Sat. Sept. 18

6 PM

TBD TBD Mary Maloney Dankof, Nick Steinauer & Douglas Martin
Medicine 1996

 Sat. Sept. 18

6 PM

 Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza
(in Midtown Crossing)

(the Wine Room)

220 S. 31st Ave. Ste 3103

$20/person & cash bar Mary
Gallagher Jansen
& Grant Hutchins
Medicine 2000

Friday, Sept. 17

7 PM

Corkscrew
(Blackstone Location)

3908 Farnam St.

$20/person & cash bar Ginny (Hoefer) Ripley
Medicine 2000

Sat. Sept. 18

6 PM

Upstream (Old Market, Downstairs Party Room)

514 S 11th St

Food provided & cash bar Ginny (Hoefer) Ripley
Medicine 2001

Sat. Sept. 18

6 PM

Corkscrew
(Blackstone Location)

3908 Farnam St.

$20/person
& cash bar
Katie Anglim, Alissa Clough, Sarah Konigsberg, Kelly Caverzagie & Jennifer Hill
Medicine 2005

Details TBA

Join Facebook group "UNMC College of Medicine Class of 2005"

 TBA Elizabeth (Beth) Hartman
Medicine 2006

Sat. Sept. 18

7 PM

Barrett's
Barleycorn

4322 Leavenworth St.

$15/person
light snacks & cash bar
Andrea Green Hines
Medicine 2010

Sat. Sept. 18

6 PM

Crescent Moon

3578 Farnam St.

 $15/person appetizers & cash bar Brad Bohn, Melissa Teply & Adam Wells
Medicine 2016 This class has decided to wait to gather at their 10-year reunion instead.

 

Profession Year Date/Time Location Details Class Leaders
Nursing 1961

Contact a class leader for details.

Jean Wilshusen
& Gloria O'Dowd
Nursing 1965

Sat.
Sept. 18

5:30 PM

Cascio's Steakhouse

1620 S. 10th St.
(Small party room with 1966)

Order off the menu; pay on your own

Shirley Young
Nursing 1966

Sat.
Sept. 18

5:30 PM

Cascio's Steakhouse

1620 S. 10th St.
(Small party room with 1965)

Order off the menu; pay on your own

Sharon
Bonham-Holyoke, Bev Hays
& Marj Dietrich
Nursing 1970

Sat.
Sept. 18

11 AM

Lula B's Breakfast, Brunch & Bar

(private party room)

902 Dodge St. #101

Order off the menu; pay on your own June Burkhardt-Hiza, Susan Foster
& Marlene Wilken
Nursing 1971

Fri.
Sept. 17

4-6 PM

During the Living the Legacy Alumni Celebration & Awards Reception at UNMC

Register for the reception at $30/person.

Bonnie Black & Brenda Staats
Nursing 1976

 Sat.
Sept. 18

5:00 PM

Gorat's Steak House

(in a small party room)

4917 Center St.

Order off the menu; pay on your own Jill Dougherty
& Susi Perry

 

Profession Year Date/Time Location Details Class Leaders
Pharmacy 1971

Sat. Sept. 18

5:30 PM

Timber Wood Fire Bistro (party room)

8702 Pacific St.

$25/person includes dinner and cash bar is available John Ridgway, Lon Lowrey & Tim Kautzman
Pharmacy 1980

Sat. Sept. 18

5:30 PM (Appetizers)

6 PM (Pizza served)

Timber Wood Fire Bistro (party room)

8702 Pacific St.

 $15/person includes dinner and cash bar is available Nancy Sloan, Connie Freeman, Mike Parr 
Pharmacy 1981

 Sat. Oct. 2

6 PM

Crescent Moon

3578 Farnam St.

Order off the menu; pay on your own Kathy Chase, Kelly Burch Molaskey, Alan Parr & Dean Arneson
Pharmacy 2011

Sat. Sept. 18

6 PM

Pint Nine Brewing Company

10411 Portal Rd. #104, La Vista, NE 68128

Order off the menu; pay on your own Mandi Champ, Sunny Forrest, Sarah Hulvershorn, Branden Nemecek, Stephanie Popken

 

2021 Award Recipients

College of Medicine
Alumni Council

Awardee bios coming soon!

Distinguished Alumnus Award

David Chait, M.D.
Class of 1971

Dedication to Student Excellence Award

Gerald “Jay” Moore, M.D. 
Class of 1971 

Early Career Achievement Award

Natalie Laub, M.D. 
Class of 2011 

Honorary Alumnus Award

Robert D. Bartee 

College of Nursing Alumni Council

Read about the recipients here.

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Kathleen M. Hanna, PhD, RN, FAAN 
Diploma 1972, MSN 1981 

Dorothy Patach Spirit of Service Award

Burty MacWan, RN, BSN, CEN, MHA 
BSN 2009 

College of Pharmacy
Alumni Council

Read about Dr. Hiland here.

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Susanne Hiland, PharmD, MBA 
Class of 1986 

Graduate Studies Program Alumni Council

Read about the recipients here.

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Adi Pour, PhD  
MS 1983, PhD 1986 

Early Career Achievement Award

Jennifer Pluznick, PhD 
Class of 2005 

Honorary Alumnus Award

Dennis Robinson, PhD